It Is Pull-and-Push that Matters for External Europeanization! Explaining Minority Policy Change in Turkey

Yilmaz G.

MEDITERRANEAN POLITICS, vol.19, no.2, pp.238-258, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13629395.2013.838443
  • Page Numbers: pp.238-258


Starting with an empirical puzzle, i.e. the variation in minority-related change in Turkey across time, this article aims to uncover the conditions that promote or constrain domestic change and puts forward a comprehensive theoretical framework for external Europeanization. The article draws on current external Europeanization theories and suggests adopting the pull-and-push model of member state Europeanization in external Europeanization. It argues that domestic change - Turkey's minority policy change in the empirical case - depends on the combination and interaction of EU push and domestic pull factors.